Welcome to Sunday’s Marlins (21-21) vs. Phillies (23-20) game thread. We’ll cover both ends of the doubleheader here. It is a busy day in the sports world so Fish Stripes appreciates you choosing to spend a portion of it here!
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Phillies Game 1 Lineup
- DH Andrew McCutchen
- 2B Jean Segura
- RF Bryce Harper
- 1B Alec Bohm
- 3B Phil Gosselin
- C Andrew Knapp
- CF Adam Haseley
- LF Kyle Garlick
- SS Ronald Torreyes
P Ramón Rosso
Notes: The Phillies offense has been firing on all cylinders in this series—.329/.394/.536, 8.0 runs per game—though they’re more vulnerable at the moment with J.T. Realmuto managing a hip issue. He remains on the active roster...Right-hander Zach Eflin will start the second game today.
Marlins Game 1 Lineup
- LF Corey Dickerson
- CF Starling Marte
- DH Matt Joyce
- 3B Brian Anderson
- 1B Garrett Cooper
- 2B Isan Díaz
- RF Lewis Brinson
- SS Jazz Chisholm
- C Jorge Alfaro
P Sixto Sánchez (1.80 ERA, 3.12 FIP, 26.6 K%, 39.4 Hard Hit% in 25.0 IP)
Notes: Fortunately for the Fish, NL Wild Card hopefuls like the Mets, Rockies and Brewers all lost on Saturday...Miguel Rojas is limited by a finger injury he suffered on Saturday, but Don Mattingly expects him to be involved today in some way...Safe to assume that Jesús Aguilar and Chad Wallach will be starting the second game. The pitcher for that will either be Nick Neidert or Braxton Garrett, neither of whom have started a big league game before...Ordinarily indifferent about drawing attention to himself, Sánchez has received a ton of exposure this week. There was this MLB Network interview with his pitching idol Pedro Martínez, plus an appearance alongside Rojas on the latest episode of The Clubhouse.
How to watch/listen/follow
The first pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. ET. The second doubleheader game will begin approximately 45 minutes after the conclusion of the first. Watch on FOX Sports Florida or MLB.TV or listen on 940 WINZ.
Ethan Budowsky (@ethanbudowsky) is going to be tweeting live from Marlins Park.
Please comment below or tweet to @fishstripes with your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.
- Over/Under 6.5 strikeouts for Sixto Sánchez? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 100.4 mph for Sixto’s fastest pitch? (Over/Under)
- Will Starling Marte score a run today? (Yes/No)
- Will Yimi García pitch today? (Yes/No)
- Will there be any triples today? (Yes/No)
- Who gets more total hits today? (Phillies/Marlins)
- Who wins the first game? (Phillies/Marlins)
- Who wins the second game? (Phillies/Marlins)